A Manate: De la Presse Cramoisy de Jean-Marie Shea [Printed at Albany by J.Munsell], 1858.
First Edition, one of 100 copies printed from a manuscript in the collection of Francis Parkman. 54, pp. Signed by Shea on the final leaf. 8vo. Calf, rubbed Howes L108; Sabin 11597; Gagnon II 369; Dionne II 1401; Raines, p. 47. Item #334865
This relation supplements Joutel and Tonty in describing the ill-fated expedition of 1685, in which La Salle landed at Matagorda Bay and established his short lived Ft. St. Louis on the Lavaca River. Only 100 copies were printed from the original Ms. secured by Parkman in 1854.
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